How to format your references using the Oral Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Oral Oncology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
[1]
Stone R. HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS: CERN Link Breathes Life Into Russian Physics. Science 2000;290:250–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Mogilner A, Oster G. Cell biology. Shrinking gels pull cells. Science 2003;302:1340–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Chen M, McCauley JW, Hemker KJ. Shock-induced localized amorphization in boron carbide. Science 2003;299:1563–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Gabelli J, Fève G, Berroir J-M, Plaçais B, Cavanna A, Etienne B, et al. Violation of Kirchhoff’s laws for a coherent RC circuit. Science 2006;313:499–502.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
[1]
Johnson MD. Great Myths of Intimate Relationships. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Embley DW, Olivé A, Ram S, editors. Conceptual Modeling - ER 2006: 25th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Tucson, AZ, USA, November 6-9, 2006. Proceedings. vol. 4215. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Hanson S. Richard Zaner and “Standard” Medical Ethics. In: Wiggins OP, Allen AC, editors. Clinical Ethics and the Necessity of Stories: Essays in Honor of Richard M. Zaner, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011, p. 57–69.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Oral Oncology.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti A. Titan’s Seas Are Made Of Pure Methane. IFLScience 2016.

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Passenger Rail Security: Federal Strategy and Enhanced Coordination Needed to Prioritize and Guide Security Efforts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gaudet CJ. A General Approach to the Direct Detection of Dark Matter. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2013.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
[1]
Koblin J. At the Emmys, a Night of Politics and Trump. New York Times 2017:C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleOral Oncology
AbbreviationOral Oncol.
ISSN (print)1368-8375
ScopeCancer Research
Oncology
Oral Surgery

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